Lower East Side Links

–Video shows the beating of a restaurant manager on East Broadway who had come to the aid of a waitress. Police arrested the man seen attacking the 50-year-old manager. [Channel 7]

–A driver was rear-ended by a taxi near Grand and Willett streets. A passenger inside the cab then got out and attacked the person who had been struck by the taxi. [DNA Info]

–Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has decided to back a proposal for a plastic bag fee. Local Council member Maragret Chin is a prime sponsor. [Daily News]

Happening This Weekend:

–On Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Manhattan DA is hosting a “clean slate forgiveness event” at Grand Street Settlement. It’s an opportunity for people to clear up outstanding warrants for minor offenses.

–On Saturday at noon, City Council member Margaret Chin will take part in a community outreach event at the Lowline Lab. At the event, people will learn details about the Lowline’s new community engagement committee.

–On Sunday, there we be a “Community Chalking” event to kick off Lower East Side History Month.